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Periodontal Disease Treatment Kanata

Treatment methods to deal with periodontal disease depend upon the type and severity of the disease. When you visit with our professionals at March Dental, we will evaluate the presence and/or progression of the disease and recommend the appropriate treatment for you.

If you are one of the lucky few that does not suffer from any form of periodontal disease, our Kanata dental will still usually recommend attending our office twice per year for regular cleanings. Regular cleanings are an essential component to combating and preventing the on-set of periodontal disease.

If you are diagnosed with a mild form of periodontal disease – gingivitis – where there is no permanent damage suffered, then most likely you will still be recommended to visit us twice per year for a regular cleaning. You will also be advised on proper home care options to reduce the presence of gingivitis.

If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning, called a scaling and root planing will be recommended. Usually this procedure is done with the assistance of freezing. During this procedure, tartar, plaque and toxins are removed from above and below the gum line and rough spots on root surfaces are made smooth. This procedure helps the gums to heal and pockets to shrink. Medications and medicated mouth rinses may be recommended. An electric toothbrush may also be recommended to help control infection and promote healing.

In the event that the scaling and root planning procedure does not successfully bring the disease under control, then you may need to be referred out to a specialist called a periodontist for more advanced periodontal surgery.

Periodontal Disease Laser Treatment

Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive procedure that can significantly improve treatment outcomes when added to scaling and root planing. Using a powerful process known as photodisinfection, it inactivates many of the bacteria and toxins that scaling and root planing leaves behind.

Laser treatment will be coming to March Dental soon!